Around the Corner
Dramatic and clear explanation of how a vehicle can turn a corner keeping the wheels from skidding because the differnential is at work.
Ken Smith sez: You've got to admire Jam Handy; not many producers could make a film about car differentials that's as easy-to-understand and as visually interesting as this. The film's opening -- which uses motorcycle stunt riders as an analogy for "cornering" -- is kind of oblique, but then the narration and scale models kick in and the JHO is in its glory. Well done.
Good stunt riding (Police on motorcycles in formation) .
AUTOMOBILES CHEVROLET POLICE MOTORCYCLES STUNTS DESERTS MACHINERY DIFFERENTIALS POLICEMEN ANIMATION MECHANICAL PROCESSES FORMATIONS HUMOR
Subject: New Rod differential
Subject: Jam Handy is GOD!!
Subject: Thank You, Rick Prelinger
Subject: Great Film
Jam Handy Rules!
Subject: How a Differential works
Subject: Around the Corner
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ***. Weirdness: ****. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ****.
Subject: AROUND THE CORNER
BUT, FOR GOD'S SAKE-FORGIVE THE OPENING MOTO-ESTHER WILLIAMS LIKE SPECTACLE.
Subject: Let's add another rod...
Soon, the narrator comes in about the ability to turn on precision, and a fascinating history about the axle is shown, and then details about how the axle works in a car. While this may sound boring, it's told in a quite direct and entertaining way.
But it's interesting how Jem Handy obviously put something in front of a drab subject to make it more palatable. Even otherwise, this film is reccomended.